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going to be coming in on very warm ground. it's going to start off on rain, switch over to snow. here is the system right now and right now just about all of it is rain. we had snow back towards kansas and colorado. that storm system moving our way. cold air is also drifting down from the north. that's why we're going to see that rain change to snow. so rain and snow moving in. a little earlier now into early afternoon tomorrow. there will be some accumulation, mainly on grassy surfaces, but then right back to spring warmth. we're going to talk much more about this storm. i'm going to take you hour by hour over the weekend to show you which area has the best chance to see some snow and who has the best chance to see some minor accumulations. in t not a big storm but one to watch for sure. a metro rider reached out his arm to catch a train and was taken for a wild ride. we're hearing his story about being caught in the doors of a metro train and he's questioning why that train took off with him still caught in those doors. he spoke
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ward who is live for us in foggy bottom. >> reporter: good afternoon, jim. we first reported in the 11:00 a.m. newscast. the gentleman at the center, well, he just got out of the hospital at gw but he told us about his account and we've also spoken to metro and they say they've got some more investigating to do. derrick powell feels lucky. despite the scars on his head and the injury to his back. i'm thinking did i really just have to jump off of a train? to save my life? >> reporter: it was just before 10:00 a.m. powell says he was rushing to catch the blue line train at l'enfant plaza station. as he reached the platform, the doors are closing. >> i stuck my arm in the door to get the door to stay open. so the doors shut on me. >> reporter: if you ride the train, you have seen train operators do a visual check to see things are clear. metro said the train operator got an indication the doors were not all closed so the
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gee give me a quick boom boom, open the door and shut it. the whole time my arm is still in the door. >> reporter: powell says he believes the driver saw him though he was near the center of that train. according to metro's account, the driver had the signal that the doors were all closed and the train starts moving. >> so i got to giddy up with the train. >> reporter: metro says based on what they know from station vid o and witness accounts, powell was not dragged but powell says he was being dragged and that witnesses saw it. now, what no one can doubt is that powell and the train were moving fast toward the tunnel. he says he finally snatched his arm from the train doors and then he lost his balance. >> now i'm tumbling, so when i'm tumbling i hit the side of the train, the train knocked me back on the platform and i get up, and i'm just in a daze. >> reporter: powell is taken to a hospital and he's out now but he says he was trying to get to his daughter's school to accompany her on a field trip. he didn't make it but he says considering his close call, he'll be happy just to see her again.
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heard from metro and you heard some of their responses reflected in that story. they do say they have yet to talk to mr. powell because they want him to talk to the safety inspectors. again, they have talked to the train operator, and they say they also want to check that train to make sure all their equipment is functioning right. we're live at foggy bottom, news4. >> we have new information about monday's metro fire that led to the shut down of the subway stam. the power cables next to the one that caught fire at l'enfant plaza were not equipped with insulation to prevent fires according to a federal official who spoke to the associated press. that official says ntsb investigators could tell just by looking the cables connected to the power supply not insulated. metro's gm shut down the system on wednesday for safety inspections. our news partners at wtop say a total of 27 problems with power cablings
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discovered. neighbors are wondering who could have murdered a beloved elderly man in his own home. one week later detectives are still looking to answer that question and they are still out at the murder scene. river drive. meagan fitzgerald joins us with more from a friend of the victim. meagan? >> reporter: yeah, and, wendy, in fact, investigators tell us much of the focus has been at johan de leede's home which is over to our left here. out of respect for the family, we've told them we had not show their home right now, but we did have an opportunity to speak with a neighbor who says it was in johan's yard where he loved to work every day. that's the same place that she saw him the last time she saw him when he was alive. from the looks of it, things seem normal here on river drive. >> let's go. >> reporter: but if you talk to neighbors, you soon find out that couldn't be further from the truth. >> it just seems such an
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unlikely target for a crime. >> reporter: last friday at 1:00 in the morning, fairfax county police say someone shot and killed 83-year-old johan de leede in the back of his mason neck home. it was his wife who called 911, and since then police have been on scene collecting evidence. even sending divers into the potomac to look for clues hoping it will lead them to a suspect, but so far nothing yet. >> i think we all want to know what happened hopefully. >> reporter: we spoke with a neighbor who didn't want to be identified but says she has been friends with johan for years. >> always friendly, always happy. >> reporter: she says last thursday evening she was raking leaves in her yard when johan walked over. >> he came over and talked to me. he told me i was going to be sore because of all the raking i was doing and i'd have blisters on my hand. >> reporter: that was the last time she would ever see or speak with her friend again. now neighbors here are hoping police track down the gunman who johan and his family have justice and the community
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peace. >> it's so bizarre, and we're all speculating. we just can't come up with any reasonable scenario. >> reporter: police are asking anyone with information about this case, anyone who may have seen something or heard something, to contact the fairfax county police department right away. coming up at 6:00, we'll tell you how this entire investigation has affected the way neighbors around here say they're now living their lives. reporting live in fairfax county, meagan fitzgerald, news4. here at the live desk, we just learned a man from northern virginia has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism charge. right now one of the world's most wanted men is in police custody. saleh abdel slam is a prime suspect in the terrorist attacks back in november. belgium police confirmed to nbc news he was wounded and captured in a raid in brussels. prosecutors said earlier today his fingerprints were found at the scene of a separate raid tuesday and today's raid gunshots and explosions were heard while white smoke was seen
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abdeslam has been on the run for more than 100 days. back to you. another developing story tonight. a local man is the first alleged american isis fighter to surrender to kurdish troops in iraq after desseerting the islac state. in a taped confessional, the virginian says he made a bad decision. he describes how he traveled through turkey, linked up with isis in syria, and was transferred to the iraqi city of mosul, an isis stronghold. our julie carey takes a closer look at his confession in ten minutes. d.c. police are investigating the report of a rape at the elite northwest d.c. school sidwell friends. this alleged attack happened wednesday afternoon. later that night a sidwell student told police that a male student raped her on the upper school's campus on wisconsin
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avenue. news4 obtained the police report. it says the two students are known to each other and have had a previous sexual relationship. the associate head of the school at sidwell friends told news4 in an e-mail it is school policy to cooperate fully with any law enforcement investigation. also school policy not to comment on such investigations. a woman who pleaded guilty to embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a virginia lawmaker's campaign fund was sentenced today to more than 4 1/2 years in prison. federal prosecutors announced the sentence for lynn miller today. she also goes by the name linda wallis. the news4 i-team reported on the charges against miller last fall. according to court documents, miller pleaded guilty to writing $650,000 in fraudulent checks while serving as campaign treasurer to virginia senate minority leader dick saslaw. prosecutors say she also created fraudulent companies and pocketed money from an autism organization that she help
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decision 2016, maryland voters got to hear from the two leading democrats fighting for the coveted u.s. senate seat. representatives donna edwards and chris van holland took part in their first debate of the primary season and as chris gordon reports, it was a clash over their records and their vision. >> who is the best man for the job? >> chris! >> reporter: supporters of chris van hollen and donna edwards rallied outside american university's wamu radio station as the debate began both candidates went on the attack. >> frankly, when it came time to really fight for social security and medicare, my opponent said he was willing to consider cuts. >> miss edwards has not been telling maryland voters the truth and i hope we will go into all these issues but i have been leading the fight against cuts to social security. >> reporter: wamu's kojo
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and tom sherwood asks the questions in this first debate. >> i think this is about a fight for working people and it's about a voice and a different perspective in the united states senate. >> i have been endorsed by the fciu in maryland. this is the organization on the cutting edge of fighting for working families, for janitors, for people who work in hospitals. >> reporter: afterwards i asked the candidates what voters should take away from this debate? >> manasss. edwards office is notorious for lack of constituent services, lack of attention for local issues. >> really what comes out of it is i think people will know i walked in their shoes, i share their perspective and that's an important voice missing from the united states senate, and that i will bring that. >> reporter: u.s. senator barbara mikulski has a history of fighting for federal funding for metro. ahead, which of these two candidates would make a better successor ensuring the safety of metro in the future? at the u.s. capitol, chris
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a police station ambush, three brothers are now in jail. why this case creates a complication that prince george's county has never seen before. plus, who is watching you? secret surveillance happening more often than you might know. find out who may be using facial recognition to reach you. well, thousands have been watching on the d.c. eagle cam, and this morning success as an eaglet finally emerged from its egg at t
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the world has been watching this all week, the live eagle cam at the national arboretum where one of the two eggs has just hatched, and we've had our eyes glued to that live camera for a couple days, especially today. >> that little eaglet lifting its head up and looking all around as it huddles close to the unopened egg right beside it. news4's megan mcgrath has more on all this excitement as we wait for the second egg to hatch now. >> reporter: he's been pipping or pecking his way out of the egg since wednesday, and this morning success. the eaglet freed itself and made his big debut. >> we think i
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on top now. >> reporter: this family was watching the live eagle camera from home when it happened and they headed straight to the national arboretum to try it get a glimpse of the tree. >> we were watching and we were so excited. we clapped and we cheered and we were very excited. we got our notebooks. >> reporter: the kids have been watching the eagle camphor weeks recording their observations in notebooks. they were thrilled to see the eaglet emerge from its shell. >> he had to have lift his or leg out. >> out of the shell? was he stuck? >> yes. he was stuck. >> he had to push his other leg out. >> reporter: mom and dad affectionately known as mr. president and the first lady came to the arboretum last year. the first mating pair of eagles to come to the area in nearly 70 years and they've been celebrities as thsands have watched their family grow online via the live web cam. and if you missed all the
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worry, there is a second egg in that nest and we're expecting to see some action with that sometime this weekend. at the national arboretum, megan mcgrath, news4. >> we certainly cannot get enough of these guys. check out the live eagle cam, open our nbc washington app and just search eagle. a local zoo once noted for the poor health of its animals reopens tomorrow with a new name and new owners. the former reston zoo is now called roer's zoofari park. in the past the facilty has been written up for animal care violations and a former director convicted of animal cruelty. the new owners vanessa stoffel and jacob roer say the health of the animals is a priority. >> one thing we're going to be doing new, we have hokie here and she's one of our new animal encounter animals. we want to f
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hands on animal experiences that give people an opportunity to connect with wildlife as well as domestic animals. >> the new owners just took a few days -- just took over a few days ago so many of the additions will take months to arrive. to hear what they are most excited about, just search roer' zoofari in the nbc washington app. a maryland senate committee has approved some tax cuts, cuts that would impact people at all income levels, and the governor's office is going to support it. it would reduce income tax rates for high earners, expand a tax credit for the working poor and incress the exception for middle income families. the cuts were proposed by democrats but a spokesman for governor hogan says the governor thinks any cut is a good one. here at the live desk, a man om northern virginia has pleaded guilty to a federal terrorism
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joseph is from woodbridge and today he admitted in federal court he made arrangements to join the islamic state with three men he thought were recruiters. they weren't. they were part of a government sting. he was arrested in january after he checked into the richmond airport. a second defendant who drove him to the airport is in jail awaiting trial. thank you. a developing story. we're hearing more tonight from that young virginia man who allegedly joined isis fighters in iraq only to escape from the militant group this week. mohammed khweis is from fairfax county. this was the scene outside his family's townhouse monday when news of his surrender to kurdish troops surfaced. they were visibly upset with the media attention. julie carey is here in the studio with information on the one-time isis fighter's videotaped confession. >> mohammed jamal khweis was carryi
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license as proofs he w he was a american. now he wants to get home to virginia. 26-year-old mohammed khweis told his story to kurdistan tv. >> i'm mohammed khweis. i'm from the united states. >> reporter: he said he met a woman in turkey. she took him into syria to find isis fighters. then he was sent to mosul but things were not as expected. >> what i want to say to the american people is the life in mosul, it's really, really bad. the people were controlling mosul don't represent the religion. >> reporter: this was the scene earlier this week just moments after khweis surrendered to kurdish fighters. he crossed the battle lines to find them knowing they were allies of the united states. >> where are you from? >> the united states. >> reporter: he produced his virginia driver's license leading the media here to track down his family at this fairfax county townhouse.
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this is wrong information. >> reporter: but relatives later acknowledge reporters had found the right family. they believed khweis was on vacation. their frustration leading khweis's father to turn a hose on the cameras. >> reporter: it's important to note khweis made that videotaped confession while still in captivity. coming up at 6:00, more on why he parted ways with isis and what could be ahead for him. >> thank you, julie. he's dressed to impress, but police aren't buying it. why a suit and a tie may help them solve this case. and while colorado is getting hammered with snow, you know this same system, it's heading our way. and i just wanted to let you know i'll be taking over the nbc washington snapchat. >> if you follow us on snapchat you know it's not going to be that bad on here. we've been on snapchat since
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storm team4 friday. t the full forecast geri
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hit colorado this week is now heading our way. we don't expect this much snow, of course, but the town of loveland outside denver got about two feet in the last couple days. that's more than the area received in the last two months. loveland is a ski town, so locals and spring breakers looking to hit the slopes say bring it on. >> we're not saying that here, doug. we're saying get it out of here. >> i don't hear many people saying that. there's few that want one more good snow. this will not be it. we're not talking about much snow at all. loveland close to 10,000 feet. that's why they saw close to two feet of snow. for us two inches is going to be on the high side if anybody see that is at all. right now beautiful afternoon on our friday. if you're heading out, just a little on the chilly side. sun going down after 7:15. we have some breezyconditions. winds gusting upwards of 15, 20 miles per hour. that breeze will ntinue through the early evening too. current temperatures, 66 degrees. 66. winds out of the west at 22 with those gusts
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per hour and that's what we're going to see through the evening. you can see the camera kind of shaking here. temperatures around the area well above average. 63 -- rather 67 in fredericksburg, 61 in winchester. so hard to believe we're going to get snow. and it's because of these warm temperatures that we're not going to see much of an impact. there's no rain or snow. we have a couple systems, they all come together but there's a major piece that looked like it might come together with this storm earlier but it's not going to happen now. we have one area up here. this is the cold air that will come down. we have this storm back to the west. this storm making its way our way. there's a third piece of energy farther to the north. if these two were to come together a little closer to our area, that's when we'd be talking about significant snow. it's not going to happen. this storm outpaces the second storm and because of that we don't get what's called phasing -- all right, fine. all it means to you is it's not going to be a big storm. how about that? future weather showing you what's happening. 1:00, starting to move. rain changing to
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around 6:00, this is the latest computer model. this just came out. i'm just seeing it for the first time. it looks like rain down to the south and through southern maryland. this is what we've been saying all day. rain/snow right along i-95. watch what happens, a little bit of a lull in the action. if there's a lull and if it comes down -- the snow comes down lightly, it will melt on contact easily. it really needs to come down heavily in order to accumulate, and we don't see that happening. here is 8:00. rain in the district. snow back towards the west, and then seeing more of that rain during the day on sunday. some of that snow changing over to rain again on sunday and it all melting. we're not going to see much at all. here is the snowfall potential. i have a 1 to 2 but that's really on the high side. 2 to 4 to the west. this is really high elevation snow. that's only on the grassy surfaces. i'm not anticipating much in the way of snow at all in most areas. rain and snow mix. most roads fiennes. accuti
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well. it's not going to be a big event. do we have time to show the video? why not. let's take a look at the video real fast. this is what we saw two weeks ago. the snow came down for a few hours. it was on the grass, it was on the streets, but not on the sidewalks, not on the roadways. i think that's exactly what we'll see from this next storm. you may see scenes like that. nice little winter wonderland but that's it. temperatures back to the 50s by tuesday. well, now at 5:00, stealing from your doorstep. now there's something you can do to make sure you do get your next delivery. plus, tax preparers in maryland indicted, accused of filing fake tax returns. find out who they targeted in this alleged scheme. i'm tracee wilkins. coming up on news4, we've learned the prince george's county jail has made some special arrangements for the three brothers charged in connection to the shooting dth ofea a
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you're watching news4 at 5:00. and welcome back. i'm wendy regy. n . >> i'm jim happenedly. police tell us michael ford started a gun battle that led to the death of officer jacai colson while the brothers sat by and recorded it on their cell phone. now officers and prosecutors face the unique challenge of holding and trying three brothers for that crime. county bureau chief tracee wilkins is live for us outside police headquarters. >> reporter: this is going to be an important and complicated trial, and to make sure all goes well in court, they have to make sure that all goes well with their incarceration. with three brothers in custody charged in connection to the shooting death of officer jacai colson, special attention has to be paid to where and how they are incarcerated. >> we knew we were going to have to keep them separate. >> reporter: in order to
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trial all three brothers have been sent to separate fills. michael ford is inside the prince george's county medical unit. his two brothers are in two separate unnamed facilities. >> with inmates with a high profile case like this, it's unprecedented, we would have to make sure not only that they are well mentally but physically and that requires our medical staff and we have one medical unit and it would be nearly impossible to keep them separate all the time in the medical unit. >> reporter: since safety is also a concern and due to all the coverage, the suspects will most likely not be placed in general population before they are tried, but remain in some form of isolation. >> they're like any other inmate for us. we have to protect them. we have to provide them with the services that we would normally provide anyone else, and so that has to be our focus. >> reporter: meanwhile, outside prince george's police headquarters -- >> it's sad for
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>> reporter: a grandmother, her granddaughter, and her friends added flowers to officer colson's memorial and then parade with a police officer walking by. >> i said that everybody loved them and everybody is going to be by his side and now that god is taking care of him. >> reporter: the spokesperson with the jail says, of course, they are a part of the public safety community here in prince george's county. they have extended their well wishes to the prince george's county police department. they're also in mourning with this department. reporting live, tracee wilkins. >> thank you, tracee. and this sunday does mark a week since detective colson was killed, and officers are inviting the community to join them for a candlelight vigil. it will start on sunday at 4:15 at the district iii police station parking lot neck to the palmer park station. at 4:30 the moment the attack be t
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silence. a guilty plea tonight fro the man accused of attacking two young women near the foggy bottom metro station in october of 2014. he faces a 30 years in prison. he assaulted both women on the plaza near the station and pinned one to the ground. good samaritans came to her rescue then helped catch kone. he will be sentenced in may. d.c. police need help finding a suspected thief and what he was wearing may be the key to catching him. take a look at the video. it's surveillance video. the man is dressed in a suit and tie, walks into the store on new jersey avenue near columbus circle. police say he took something from the store and then left. this was at 1:00 last friday. in the district thieves are helping themselves to packages left on your doorstep. package thefts are on the rise throughout the district and concerned neighbors gathered at liberty baptist church in southeast last night. police, the postal
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office and security personnel from local shipping companies joined them. a u.p.s. representative talked about delivery options and ways to protect yurds from becoming a victim. >> you can get to know your u.p.s. drivers. many times our drivers are moving very quickly. they're working hard. they knock on the door around honk the horn and they're on to their next stop. this area is a drive and release neighborhood so they're not waiting at the door for a signature. the bloomingdale neighborhood has been sit by a string of these package thefts. one neighbor installed surveillance cameras after she had five packages stolen since december. the weekend is upon us and we have interesting spring weather moving in on us. >> last weekend we were at 60. this weekend, hello, january. >> and we are at 74 just a couple days ago. we'll be at 74 the next couple days but right now we got a chance of snow, but this is not a big storm. we're talking like minimal impact with this one. >> which is why we're saying
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be talking about it, a nuisance for many because they will have to put the winter coats back on. we're not talking about getting wind chilled but you will notice the cold this upcoming weekend. even saturday, especially saturday night, if you're going to be going out because it's late afternoon when the rain/snow develops and then you will see at times the snow will start taking over during the overnight saturday, early sunday morning. it's why it's a weather alert day for storm team4. tom and amelia will be on board throughout the day tomorrow so now is a good time to download the nbc washington app. we'll take another look at the snowfall map and where there could be more road issues at least a few. we'll show you that in a few. thanks, v.j. >> if you're getting ready to enjoy the cherry blossom festival -- >> there is one thing park police insist that you leave at home. plus, we're learning more about the threatening lett sent toer t
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count makes it unlikely he'll get the gop nomination. kasich hopes more wins will make him a consensus candidate should it come to that. police in new york city are investigating a threatening letter that was sent to donald trump's son. the envelope contained a suspicious powder along with a handwritten note. part of the letter said that if his father did not drop out of the race, the next envelope won't be a fake. andrew siff with our report. >> reporter: the nypd kept a 24-hour stakeout outside trump park, the luxury high rise where eric and lara trump live. it's here that the son of republican presidential front-runner donald trump received a letter that sources tell 4 investigates was postmarked in boston, contained white powder and a threat. either trump quits the race for the white house or next time won't be a harmless letter. this marks a new chaer
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presidential campaign that's already led to violence against anti-trump protesters. the candidate himself did not respond to "for comment, and on twitter he stuck strictly to attacking his opponents. he tweeted lying ted cruz lost all five races on tuesday and he was just given the jinx, a land si graham endorsement. also backed jek. lindsey got zero. by now you know the cameras are everywhere in this region and facial recognition is being used to solve crimes or sell you products but what rights do you have when it comes to privacy? we have a special investigation for you. and i'm consumer reporter susan hogan. several tax preparers in maryland have been indicted on charges linked to
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a popular tax preparation company is facing serious legal trouble. several of its baltimore area tax preparers accused of heading up a tax filing scheme. consumer reporter susan hogan joins us in tell us how this worked out. >> today maryland's attorney general named nine former liberty tax preparers. he accused them of defrauding customers, the state, and the federal government. according to the in
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area, purposely recruited very poor people, many of whom were homeless, and filed fake tax returns with the promise of paying them 50 bucks. the former owner and several employees of six liberty tax franchises are facing multiple charges of tax fraud. >> we know that this kind of fraud is a major problem. >> reporter: at a news conference this morning, maryland's attorney general said all nine worked at liberty tax franchise locations throughout the baltimore area. according to the indictment, they used false items in documents to prepare income tax returns claiming an earned income credit and a corresponding refund knowing that such reported information was false. >> guess what? in every situation, in every return, the return showed that people had earned between $6,000 and $8,000 to get the maximum return of what is known as the
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earned income tax credit. >> reporter: according to frosh, here is how the scheme worked. the tax preparers would market6 homeless shelters, drug rehab treatment centers, transitional housing. >> these charges stem from a scheme where people were recruited almost literally off the street. >> reporter: the preparers were then allegedly creating false tax returns, listing fake incomes that people supposedly earned as household employees earning between $6,000 and $8,000. >> the preparers at these locations under direction of the owner wanted the maximum number of returns that they could get to jgenerate the most fees possible. >> reporter: they are facing numerous charges, including conspiracy to steal from the state of maryland, and worse according to the state's comptroller, making advantage of maryland's poorest citizens. >> these individuals are folks that live on the street. they have no income.
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basis at all. they're just showing up and getting 50 bucks and their social security number gets hijacked. >> reporter: now, the irs along with the state flagged the fraudulent returns prompting the investigation. we did reach out to liberty tax but we have not yet heard back from them. in the newsroom, susan hogan, news4. >> thank you. enjoy the cherry blossoms, take lots of photos, but leave your drone at home. that's the message from federal officials, wendy. they are reminding you and everyone else that it's against the law to fly a drone anywhere in the nation's capital. the cherry blossom festival begins this sunday, snow day, and the trees are expected to hit peak bloom at the end of next week. i think snow day may have been pushing it, v.j. is that right? >> i don't know. is that going to have a chilling effect on those blossoms, maybe they won't bloom until the weekend? >> exactly. it could push them a day, maybe two days later. we saw what the 80 degree warmth did. now temperatures in the 30s,
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around 40 degrees could do the same. you mentioned is this snow event going to be enough that we get to cancel any events for a saturday? no. it's not looking like that at all. this is going to be a minimal event for us. roads should be fine. it's after 7:00 even that i think we're going to start to see the accumulating snowfall even on the grassy areas or on your car. starting around 3:00, 4:00 p.m. saturday, yes, you're going to notice it, and it's going to feel chilly to downright cold by saturday night. take a look at storm team4 radar. you can see what we're tracking. quiet across the area now but look at all the moisture down through the south and even up to the north. we're tracking a couple areas of low pressure. the one down to the south being the main one that's going to come sliding up the coast. evening impact for us, we're cool but dry and quiet so i like that for this evening. temperatures drop to the mid-50s. and it will be a while before the mild conditions come back our way. not until the mid part of next week. here is a look at your day
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you can see the flakes falling there. 43 degrees at 7:00 a.m. we're at 44, cloudy conditions at 11:00 a.m. then around 2:00, 3:00, it's a mixture of rain and snow with the temperatures in the mid-40s. again, once the sun sets we start falling down through the 30s. that's when we could see the accumulating snow on grassy areas, on your car, on the trees. here we are at 3:00. that's the white pushing through. during the overnight, there could be quite a bit of a period of snow that lasts. it's just pure snow throughout the area and that's when i think we will get most of our accumulation. once the sun comes up sunday, we're back to the melting, back to a lot of rain mixing in. look at this at 3:00 on sunday. back to the rain. it's just going to be a memory. again, on the tail end of this, when it ends around 7:00 to maybe 9:00 or so there could be a few flurries on the back end, but one to two inches of snowfall in the blue. baltimore, i-95 dcorridor. 2 to 4 in
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it's that pocket up there around i-68, around areas of 70 outside of leesburg and frederick where there could be a few icy patches, slick spots early sunday morning. so that's something to watch in this red zone. again, early sunday morning. as far as frostburg goes as well. so maybe some slushy, a few inches, just wet roads for sunday if you have some travels that will be taking you somewhere. temperatures will drop back down to the 30s sunday late and that means that early monday morning there may be a few slick spots that we have to watch on area roads as well. take a look at monday's high, 45 degrees. tuesday we're into the mid-50s with sunshine. midweek too. that's when we get back to the spring type of warmth as spring arrives on sunday with that high temperature of just 40 degrees. we have more on our weather alert day for saturday coming up on news4 at 6:00. there are cameras
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be used to find criminals, unlock smartphones, even pay for some purchases. but in the race to be first with facial recognition technology a battle is brewing between privacy and security groups and big business. reporter tammy lightner is asking the question, who owns your face? >> reporter: everywhere you go, on the street, in a taxi, on a bus or train, a department store or a bank, you are being watched and recorded. >> chicago is actually one of the most surveilled cities in the nation. >> reporter: with more than 25,000 surveillance cameras in the city secretly scanning your face, there's no way to avoid them. or is there? >> this 3-d printed photo realistic prosthetic of my face. when someone wear it is in public, cameras will scan their face and will attribute all of their behaviors in public to my own. >> reporter: chicago artist leo created the art project your me surveillance in an
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fool pasfacial recognition technology and the cameras. companies like google and facebook also collect massive amounts of facial mechanics data from users. face recognition is used commercially in stores to identify returning customers and shoplifters. digital billboards are used to identity sex, race, and ad and it's already being used to make arrests here in chicago. >>ssisted in the arrest of 926 individuals. >> reporter: the transit authority has one of the largest security camera networks in the country but does not have facial recognition. so the cta works closely with chicago police to identify suspects. >> they can take our video, use their software to help recognize people using the facial recognition software. >> reporter: chicago police arrested their first suspect using this technology if 2013 but it's unclear how many others have been arrested with this technology because the department refused to answer our repeated
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>> at differing times the city has suggested that it has and it uses facial recognition technology. at other times they've denied it exists. >> reporter: there is no federal law regulating facial recognition technology, and illinois and texas are the only states with any law prohibiting the collection of biometric information without consent. >> face recognition market is growing. >> reporter: meet the man who created the controversial technology used here in chicago. >> when the user is cooperative and the face image is captured under controlled conditions, then the face recognition accuracy is extremely accurate. >> reporter: the technology analyzes facial landmarks mapping points op a face. that photo is compared to more than a million photos collected from mug shots, driver's license, and passport photos which leaves just one question. who owns my face? >> we're living in an age where identity is being more and more
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distributed. who owns my face? everyone does. >> it's amazing. finally, she's going home. a young girl in maryland once only had weeks to live. now she has a reason to celebrate. up next, the scare that put her
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stroand restoring aing a newbfather's faith. it's standing tall after one surgery... not six. stronger is being a typical kid... despite a rare disorder. stronger is finding it earlier... and coming home sooner. stronger is seeking answers... and not giving up, until you find them. because we don't just want your kids to grow up, we want them to grow up stronger.
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can you imagine spending two years in the hospital? that's difficult to imagine at any age. >> well, tonight a baltimore child is finally home after surviving a fire and a recovery that lasted more than anyone had imagined. wbal's donna hamilton tells her story. >> reporter: this has been a familiar scene at johns hopkins, little reese burdette holding court with her devoted medical team. but it's a special day. she turns 9 op sunday. she's been at hopkins since she was 7. >> her and her sister were having a weekend with her grandparents like they've done
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numerous times before, and it was memorial day morning about 2:00 a.m. and we got a phone call there had been a fire. >> reporter: and reese was a complicated burn case with burns over 35% of her body and her heart and lungs so devastated from smoke the pediatric trauma team had to place her on a heart and lung bypass system. that was the beginning of a longer journey than anyone ever imagined. 662 days. >> they originally told us you're going to be here one to two weeks and i remember looking at my husband and saying, oh, my gosh, how are we going to do this? and the second doctor came in and said you'll probably be here two months and she'll have 20 surgeries and we really looked at each other like wow, how are we going to do this? >> reporter: but they found a way. for the medical team, a way to save her life. for reese's family, a way to stay a family even from two hours away. even bringing her cow to visit. and reese has
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ways, about perseverance and strength and hope and grace and bravery and i'm forever a part of her life. >> reporter: and today reese went home to her dogs and her cow, her little sister, all together again. a longer journey than anyone ever thought but the day they feared might never come has. reese burdette is going home. news4 at 6:00 begins with breaking news. new developments tonight in the war on terror. a fugitive wanted for the paris attacks is captured in a dramatic raid. it comes as we learn more about the virginia man who traveled to iraq to join isis. tonight he reveals why he left the militant group and makes a desperate plea to come home. the story is still unfolding over seas but we have some important news to get to first. news that could impact your weekend plans. >> yeah. winter storms brewing, and we could see snow on the first day
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it's clear outside right now, but a system is dumping snow in chicago and moving our way. >> and how much snow are we talking about? let's get the latest from doug. how much, doug, and when? >> it's not going to be a lot, guys, but it's going to impact your weekend and it's going to be much cooler. i think that's really going to be the impacts that we have out there. this snow is going to come down, it's going to be a heavy wet snow, almost like a heavy rain. so you will need the umbrellas during the evening tomorrow. right now though we're beautiful. 56 in d.c. 67 in roanoke. 62 hagerstown. nice afternoon. it's been a little breezy. that's added a little chill to the air but all in all looking pretty good. that snow was back toward the chicago -- now i said it. back towards the colorado area. that is making its way our way. and it will start as rain first, and it's earlier now. coming in tomorrow afternoon in many spots. so it will be rain switching over to snow. that rain/snow moves in during the day tomorrow. there will be some accumulation through tomorrow night into early on sunday and back t


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